the solid south. despite ideological differences, they let jim crow get away with it down there. kennedy came along and said a year before a presidential election where it was not going to be a cakewalk for him saying, okay, i'm going to do this thing and i know the price. >> that's right. in 1960, as you well know, chris, he got 70% of the african-american vote, jfk, over richard nixon, and there is some anger in the black community that he wasn't doing enough, kennedy. bobby kennedy did a lot with james meredith at ole miss, and as attorney general, but this was john f. kennedy stepping out primetime, 8:00 p.m., and giving what i think is one of the great speeches ever. and, of course, that night medgar evars was watching in mississippi and i was murdered in jackson and had to crawl into his living room. so it's profound. >> you know, the idea, bill, congressman, of this whole question of i know from studying this, when kennedy was shot down in texas, he was in texas for a reason.